Friday was a historic day in sports. In the opening round of the men’s NCAA Tournament, UMBC (that’s University of Maryland, Baltimore County) knocked off Virginia to become the first 16-seed to ever win a game in the men’s tourney.
Not only did UMBC make history, but they did so against the number one overall seed, and one of the strongest teams in recently March Madness memory. Not only that, but they won by 20 points. 20!!!
It was a truly incredible day, and one of the most memorable and exciting upsets in sports history.
And the team that did it did so in Stephen Curry’s shoes. UMBC, which is outfitted by Under Armour, rocked Curry 4s during their historic game.
Get hot and #UnleashChaos. Don’t call it a glass slipper. @UMBC_MBB took down No.1 wearing the #Curry4 and UA Heatseeker. Shop now. https://t.co/nVXrLoMWiO pic.twitter.com/JtRBIPu3Aa— Under Armour (@UnderArmour) March 17, 2018
Now that the team has advanced from unknown 16-seed to a famous and beloved Cinderella story, it’s time for a bump in footwear. So Curry and Under Armour decided to hook up the UMBC team with some unreleased Curry 5s for the team’s second-round game.
Thanks to @StephenCurry30 for hooking @UMBC_MBB up with unreleased shoes and new swag for tonight’s game! #curry5 #RetrieverNation @UnderArmour @UMBCAthletics pic.twitter.com/M6rfPcl6Mz— UMBC (@UMBC) March 18, 2018
It‘s like Christmas in March (Madness)...@StephenCurry30 #curry5 pic.twitter.com/4vWl30H4XI— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) March 18, 2018
That’s pretty awesome, for everyone involved.
UMBC will try and keep the magic alive on Sunday evening, when they play nine-seed Kansas State, with a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on the line.